Positive COVID-19 case forces closure of Qld high school

Indooroopilly State High School has been closed for deep cleaning after a person linked to the school community reportedly tested positive to COVID-19.

Multiple news outlets are this morning reporting the development, which is expected to be confirmed by Queensland Health Authorities at today’s daily press conference.

The high school, which is located in Brisbane’s west, confirmed the case in an email to parents in the early hours of this morning.


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“I am writing to let you know that a person associated with our school community has been diagnosed with COVID-19,” Acting Executive Principal Derek Weeks said.

He continued by informing parents that the school will remain closed for 48 hours.

“As a result, our school will be closed effectively immediately 30/07/2021 for 48 hours to allow for Queensland Health to perform this contact tracing and, as an extra precaution, I have arranged for specialist cleaners to come to perform a deep clean in accordance with Queensland Health guidelines.”

Mr Weeks urged anyone with virus symptoms to contact their doctor.

“We are continuing to liaise with public health authorities and our own department in relation to the latest developments and will act immediately on their advice should there be an identified need to do so,” he said.

“The health, safety and welfare of your children, our students, continues to be my number one focus.

“If you, or a member of your family, are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please consult your GP.

“I look forward to welcoming our school community back as soon as we are safely able to do so.”